FUKUOKA – The Fukuoka High Court on Monday ordered the government and four construction materials makers to pay some ¥350 million in damages to former construction workers and bereaved relatives in the Kyushu region over health problems caused by asbestos, such as lung cancer.
The four companies include Nichias Corp. The previous ruling on the case by the Fukuoka District Court ruled that the government should pay some ¥130 million.
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